The Shifting Scales of Justice: The Supreme Court in Neo-liberal India

By: Mayur Suresh & Siddharth Narrain(Eds)

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About the Book In the course of the past two decades, the Supreme Court has regulated the use of India’s forest resources; passed orders on the type of fuel to be used in urban public transport; controlled appointments to the higher judiciary; and declared constitutional amendments invalid. The Shifting Scales of Justice traces the ideological direction that the Supreme Court has charted during this time, and examines the expansion of its power and transformation of its worldview. The book focuses on what is considered the Court’s more conservative stance, evident in its comparison of slum dwellers to pickpockets, its ordering of the interlinking of rivers in the name of national progress, or its reasoning that tribal populations will benefit from the mining of their lands. The essays study the emergence of a judicial sovereignty that appears to be committed to the ‘oppressed and bewildered’ in name only.Table of Contents List of Figures and Tables List of Abbreviations Acknowledgements Preface Upendra Baxi Introduction Mayur Suresh and Siddharth Narrain 1. Embedded Judiciary: Or the Judicial State of Exception? Aditya Nigam 2. In the Name of the People: The Expansion of Judicial Power Usha Ramanathan 3. Environment and the Will to Rule: Supreme Court and Public Interest Litigation in the 1990s Nivedita Menon 4. Fundamental Rights and Public Interest Litigation in 79 India: Overreaching or Underachieving? Varun Gauri 5. Social Justice and the Supreme Court Sudhir Krishnaswamy and Madhav Khosla 6. Swallowing a Bitter PIL?: Reflections on Progressive 120 Strategies for Public Interest Litigation in India Arun K. Thiruvengadam 7. A Meandering Jurisprudence of the Court: The Evolving Case Law Related to Water Philippe Cullet 8. The Judicial Nineties: Of Politics, Power and Dissent Ujjwal Kumar Singh Notes on Contributors Index. Printed Pages: 228

Title: The Shifting Scales of Justice: The Supreme Court in Neo-liberal India

Author Name: Mayur Suresh & Siddharth Narrain(Eds)

Categories: Law, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd: 2019

ISBN: 9789352875825

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 1203126

Keywords: The Shifting Scales of Justice: The Supreme Court in Neo-liberal India Mayur Suresh & Siddharth Narrain(Eds)